Libba was a recurring character in Motherland: Fort Salem. She is portrayed by Sarah Yarkin.

History[edit | edit source]

Because the Swythe family has had a generations-long family feud with the Bellweathers, another prominent High Atlantic family, she and Abigail Bellweather followed suit and became rivals. On Abigail's debut, Libba danced with her Cavalier before Abigail could, which the latter considered a declaration of war. The two have been antagonistic towards each other since.

Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Libba was a cadet at Fort Salem. She and Abigail openly fought. They hated each other and had a longstanding history.

Often during training, Libba sparred with Abigail. Eventually, however, they reached a mutual understanding and respect, as seen in the episode, Citydrop, where Libba runs to Abigail's defense when they are fighting the fake Spree operatives.

When the cadets are abruptly summoned to fight the actual Spree, who are nearby in Boston, they go to fight off two trucks of Spree members. In the confrontation, the cadets blow up the truck. Libba gets hit and she ends up dying, devastating her fellow cadets.

Because Abigail was the only other High Atlantic witch in their batch, she gave the eulogy at Libba's funeral. While at first expected to give a generic speech regarding honor and duty, Abigail went off-script and spoke from the heart, speaking first of their hostile history before eventually thanking her.[1]

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Libba is short and has short, dark curly hair.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Witch Physiology: As a witch, Libba is capable of affecting change by generating different sound frequencies with her voice.

  • Windshear: First "song" taught to the girls of Fort Salem; an impact-absorbing shield.
  • WindstrikeSecond "song" taught to the girls of Fort Salem; propulsive bursts of air can be used defensively and offensively.
  • Levitation: By using Salva, Libba can levitate several feet off the ground, and, with practice, could perform combat drops. During Citydrop and their first real mission, she was shown to be a very competent user of Salva.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Scourge: During her time at Fort Salem, Libba has started using her scourge when in battle.
  • Salva: During her time at Fort Salem, Libba has started to use Salva to levitate in battle.
  • Scry: During her time at Fort Salem, Libba has been shown how to use a scry in training to find things.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Libba and her family claim that their family came to prominence due to heroism shown by their ancestor Madeline Swythe at Battle of Juarez during the Second Mexican War.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Season 1, Episode 9: "Coup"
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